Mathematics: A for Addition...

Written by: Paula Hammond and Stephen Lillie
Monday, October 1, 2018

This month, we start a new series based on the maths area of learning in the foundation stage, providing an A-Z of activities that will help children progress while having fun.

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Essential resources

  • Space to move around in safely; sets of laminated number cards; (optional) laminated + cards; chairs; a digital music player or PC with access to a music-streaming service, or CDs and a CD player.

Mathematics is a keystone of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and the equivalent curricula for Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. This new A-Z series reflects maths and number sense as a prime area of development, alongside communication, literacy, and personal development.

Our emphasis will be on exploring mathematical topics in a creative and inclusive way. The hope is that, by using games, songs, arts and crafts, and group role-plays, children will learn organically. They will also grow to appreciate that maths is not something that just happens in an educational setting. Rather, like reading and writing, maths is a vital life skill, which they both need and will use all the time.

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